>Not an answer to your query, but more a question of my own.
>Isn't this hankering after one device that does everything misguided?
>>Im really not sure! This is for me a case of I know what I want but
wonder if it is possible! Thats to say one "object" that will do
several tasks 1. Phone 2. Diary 3. Memo holder 4. E-mail 5. Texts 6.
Contact List. This is not to replace my PC but to save carting phone
filofax and laptop around. Happy to have limited functionality to
achieve maximum portability
>People have been talking of convergence for decades,
>but as far as I can see it has got absolutely nowhere.
>>I think it probably has but hasnt really gone mainstream. Ive seen
several of these about nicely integrated into a workflow idea
>Will camera phones really take off?
>The phone manufacturers are obviously desperate
>to think of some reason why people should get new phones
>but that doesn't mean it is a sensible option.
>>Camera is a function I probably wouldnt use there again dont know wht
quality is like. I gree that phone users will by necessity be searching
for wizz bang functionality this should surely settle over time?
>Whatever happened to Wap and GPRS?
>>>Again they are there if needed
>It is interesting that the one undisputed success of the mobile phone
>is the completely unheralded option of text messages.
>>>Texts have been a fantastic success almost by accident
>Most inventions reach their ideal state after a relatively short time,
>eg the bicycle, the car and even the computer.
>Manufacturers have to pretend there is endless progress,
>but it is mostly the equivalent of flashy car tail lights.
>>>This I think used to be called built in obsolescence a tatic to ensure
people buy the latest release which is out of date by date of purchase!!!
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